If you or a family member sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury incident, you already understand the effect these injuries can have. Living with a brain injury is never easy. A TBI can be straining on an individual's physical, psychological, and financial health. A TBI can also make it hard to work, resume your daily activities, and enjoy a long and active life.
After a brain injury, your future might depend on the treatment you receive as well as your ability to pay for the care that you need. That's why you should consult a lawyer about receiving the compensation you are entitled to. The medical expenses and lost wages, as well as the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to manage on your own.
Contact a Houston traumatic brain injury lawyer at Dunk Law Firm if you are suffering from a head injury due to a motor vehicle accident or any other accident.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
The definition of a traumatic brain injury is "a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury." These injuries include:
TBIs range from minor to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis.
Mild traumatic brain injuries typically impact a person for a short time period before they make a full recovery. More severe traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and other physical damage that results in long-lasting problems or death.
What Kinds of Brain Injury Claims Does Dunk Law Firm Handle?
Our brain injury lawyers handle all kinds of claims involving brain injuries that were caused by another party's negligence. Some of the most common types of TBI cases we handle include:
Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
Automobile accidents are one of the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States. Car accidents are common and many result in head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, however they involve devastating force that leads to an increased likelihood of a TBI. And motorcycle riders simply have little to no protection and can easily hurt their head when they are struck or ejected from their bike.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Pedestrians and bicyclists are completely exposed when they are walking or cycling near roads. If a car strikes a pedestrian, they are typically thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This collision commonly causes brain injuries in major pedestrian or bicycle accidents.
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider deviates from the standard of care, causing an injury to the patient. If the mistake causes a lack of oxygen to the brain, or fails to notice or treat an existing brain issue, a TBI might result.
Infant brain damage can occur during childbirth in particular circumstances that are naturally caused and also in circumstances involving negligence. The most common causes of birth injury TBIs are using an instrument like forceps with too much force or asphyxiation when the brain is deprived of oxygen for too long.
Slip and Fall
When an individual slips and falls from a slippery floor or broken staircase, they can easily hit their heads hard enough to cause a brain injury. Some falls are not serious and cause minor injuries. Yet some can be devastating and lead to long lasting consequences and real pain and suffering.
Some workplaces and industries are known to be more dangerous than others. For example, a worker in the construction industry may suffer a brain injury on the job from falling, being crushed, or during a vehicle accident. In these situations, they may be able to recover compensation through workers' compensation benefits. If a party besides the employer was responsible, they might be able to receive additional compensation through a third-party personal injury claim.
Compensation for Damages from a Brain Injury
Receiving compensation for a brain injury that was not your fault can make all the difference for you and your loved ones. For the most part, victims and their families are dealing with mounting expenses, stress, and an uncertain future. If your traumatic brain injury is severe, you may be out of work for some time. In addition to medical bills, you might be able to receive other compensation because of the accident.
Insurance providers will pay the least amount possible because they are in business to make money. They don't care about your injuries; they only care about their profits. If you try to settle, you may not get enough compensation for past medical bills, never mind future medical bills and lost time from work.
The different kinds of compensation that you may receive include:
Traumatic brain injuries can be mild or severe and might have long recovery times. Compensation for long-lasting injuries will help you support yourself and your family.
Consult a Houston Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
The attorneys of Dunk Law Firm have the experience and resources needed to represent you in your traumatic brain injury case. We will fight on your behalf to recoup the maximum compensation you and your family are entitled to.
Don't make the mistake of handling insurance companies by yourself. Hire skilled legal representation to protect you and your loved one's rights.